Aspen Network Community Adds a New Home
Aspen Network added another beautiful home, allowing for six (6) more young adults (18 – 35 year-olds) to join the Orinda, California community. Aspen Network welcomes all genders to the community and provides a safe space for young people who are feeling lonely and frozen in their lives. This new home is an opportunity for the growth of young adults who may be neurotypical with psychological weaknesses or have neurodiverse profiles. All the homes are in the same neighborhood, allowing for the clients to forge their own path within an intentional and inclusive community and practice “adulting.” The young adults who are part of Aspen Network reconnect and experience success in making and keeping friendships and pursuing their academic or life goals, such as going to school or getting a job.
The staff consists of educators, therapists, graduate students, and registered nurses; the combined skill set of Aspen Network’s employees is substantial and both directors are onsite frequently, living in the same neighborhood. The staff has expertise in handling many levels of psychological fragility and academic struggles, executive function deficits, and loneliness. Meg Fields, RN, Psy. D., the Director, writes of the program: “Aspen Network has lots of success helping young people finish associate degrees and transfer to four-year universities. Aspen Network can also be a great gap year or gap semester, assisting clients with obtaining employment and/or attending school. Aspen Network’s mission is self-discovery and growing self-esteem through the clients’ proud accomplishments, with support from peers and the personalized community of staff.”
For more information about the Aspen Network or to inquire about space, please call Meg Fields, RN, Psy.D. at (925) 262-3135 or visit the website aspennetwork.net/.
About Aspen Network
In 2010, Meg Fields, RN, Psy. D., and Michael Fields, RN, created Aspen Network, a community for young adults whose struggles were invisible to many. This community is an opportunity for young adults to find their passion, return to school, or succeed in “adulting” without the direct assistance of their families. The profile of the community ranges from neurotypical with psychological problems to neurodiverse. The homes are embedded in Orinda, CA and the average length of stay can vary based on the young adult and their goals. Aspen Network is not a treatment program, it provides services on an as-needed basis.